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YouMotorcycle is a lifestyle motorcycle blog to be appreciated by those who see motorcycling as a lifestyle and not simply a hobby, sport, or method of transportation. Most of the posts on the site are written by past and present motorcycle industry staff. We remain fiercely independent, innovative, and unconventional. Our goal is to encourage more people to enjoy the world's greatest outdoor sport by helping new riders get started and inspiring current riders to get out more. We motorcycle, do You?

Review: 2013 Harley-Davidson Breakout, Night 1

2013 Harley-Davidson Breakout Graffiti Side

Have you ever been out riding and known you just weren't taking your motorcycle to its full potential? That was my first experience with the 2013 Harley-Davidson Breakout. I rode it in traffic from Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada in Concord to the Toronto core. I knew there was more to this heavy and incredibly well finished machine, but I just hadn't been able to properly unleash it yet.

Hunter S. Thompson said "Anything worth doing, is worth doing right." So I did. I waited until midnight. The night was cold. The temperature was in the single digits celcius (around 48 degrees Fahrenheit). Despite it being June I put on my snow pants. Welcome to Canada, Breakout, time to have some fun together.

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Review: 2013 Harley-Davidson Breakout, Day 1

2013 Harley Davidson Breakout

When I went to pick up the 2013 Harley-Davidson Breakout, I hadn't rode a 700 pound motorcycle since last season. I wonder if Kanishka Sonnadara knew I was a bit apprehensive as we climbed into his demo Nissan Juke NISMO. We met with Maria Diaz at Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada, signed our lives away, got a tour de bike, and got to work.

I'll be walking you through, day and night, life with the new 2013 Breakout. I tend to do some really stupid and pretty cool stuff, so you should probably follow along on Facebook or Twitter.

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Motorcycle Contortionists Photo Shoot: Danielle

Motorcycle contortionist photo shoot Danielle

Sometime last year I got together with Wobblycat and Mark Gornik and took part in something amazing. Us three lucky guys found two extremely talented and beautiful young women who started contorting and making our jaws drop literally all day long. The performers were Danielle and "G". Wobbly flexed his camera as the "bendy girls" (Mark's words) did contortion and acro all over Mark's custom built Harley and my stock-is-cool-too Suzuki. The photo shoot has been a hit ever since.

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Motorcycle Turn Signals: Quick Fix

Motorcycle turn signal fix

I had a problem with my motorcycle's turn signals not working. First they only worked sometimes. Later on in the week my turn signals only worked after the motorcycle was left alone for a few days. I noticed sometimes the turn signals worked if I revved the engine a all the way up to the rev limiter. I feared something electronic and assumed for the worst. It turned out to be a quick and easy fix.

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Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally

Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally Riders

In 1987, more than two thousand motorcycle enthusiasts from the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club, joined the founder, Corporal Ray Manzo at the Capitol Building in Washington DC to host an exciting motorcycle event dedicated to acknowledge war heroes. The event was named Rolling Thunder I.

Member Bob Schmitt imagined that the motorcycle rally would be like a sound of rolling thunder, giving birth to the rally's name. Not the most original, but it works, and this isn't a motorcycle rally to be taken lightly.

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The Hows And Whys To Buying A Used Motorcycle

Woman Motorcycle Wheelie

If you are considering buying a used motorcycle, then there are certain rules or tips, if you will, that you might find useful. When purchasing an item as big, lovable and expensive as a motorcycle, it's important to understand exactly what you're buying and that you're getting your money's worth. Though some of the instructions below could be of assistance when looking at new motorcycles, you will find them to be most helpful when participating in the task of buying a used one!

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